The president of the Party of Change Ștefan Gligor leveled criticism at the government, saying the previous statements made by the Party of Action and Solidarity run counter to the actions witnessed at present. According to him, the justice sector reform can fail owing to the absence of a more complex view. Gligor criticized the PAS’ decision to name the head of the National Anticorruption Center according to political criteria, saying that this institution proved its inefficiency and should be liquidated, IPN reports.
The leader of the Party of Change said that he cannot give a high grade to the activity of the current government as the power in most of the areas turns out to be inefficient in the fight against the system.
“The Ministry of the Interior is a 97% disappointment. The steps taken in relation to the Transnistrian conflict are unsatisfactory. As to the justice sector reform, there is no clarity as to how they intend to remedy the disaster in the prosecution service and the judicial system. We see a process of assuming political responsibility for particular institutions that simply need to be liquidated as they didn’t justify their existence, such as NAC,” Ștefan Gligor stated in the talk show “The Fourth Estate” on N4 channel.
Gligor said the PAS’ decision to amend the procedure for appointing the NAC head lacks vision. This will be now named by Parliament at the suggestion of at least 20 MPs.
“What we see goes against the previous statements. The NAC direction is nominated by Parliament according to political criteria. If PAS in four years loses power, as the expectations of people are enormous, the next government will thank PAS for NAC. We consider NAC, the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office, the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Special Cases should be liquidated and one institution that would fight corruption should be created. Even inexperienced, but upright and talented people should be employed. The chance enjoyed by PAS, the number of seats of MP it has will not repeat during the next decade if they today fail. There will be no other chance during the next decade,” stated Gligor.
Recently, Parliament set up a commission for assessing the activity of NAC in 2016-2021, led by PAS MP Lilian Carp. This is to present a report in Parliament in 30 days. Under the new legal provisions, if NAC’s work is described as “unsatisfactory”, the institution’s director is dismissed.